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Poster: stratocaster Date: Mar 29, 2009 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-03-29.sbd.miller.tetzeli.fix-26341.33925.reflac.flac16

Set 1
Jack Straw ->
Bertha
We Can Run
Ramble On Rose
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Bird Song ->
The Promised Land

Set 2
Eyes Of The World ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Dark Star ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Dark Star ->
The Wheel ->
Throwing Stones ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore:
Knockin' On Heaven's Door


This show always pops up in the list of hall of fame shows, often represented as the holy grail show of late era dead, much as 05-08-1977, 08-27-1972, 02-13-1970 or 02-14-1968 do respectively for their eras...

The first set is solid, nothing spectacular until Branford Marsalis steps onstage for the Bird Song. This version is very well done and is up there with 03-31-1991 and 06-17-1991 for best versions of the period.

Marsalis stays on for the second set and the Dead's music turns very jazz fusion midi for the rest for the Eyes>Estimated>Dark Star Space jam...if you dig this, you will love this show...post space features great versions of the Wheel and T-Stones...Lovelight works well with Branford and being a fan of the Dead's version of Heaven's Door, this is one of the better versions in the Encore Position...

Personally, I would take 09-20-1990 to represent my 90s collection...

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Mar 30, 2009 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

Actually,3-28 is better..BM stepped up the Deads momentum for some tunes....bit 3-28 was played with more Gusto

This post was modified by sambonk2 on 2009-03-30 13:55:57

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Poster: clashcity Date: Mar 30, 2009 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

Mostly Myth

Eyes and Bird Song, especially Eyes are legendary all-time versions.

The rest of the show... not so much.

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Poster: Teedawg Date: Mar 30, 2009 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

Just listened to this 3 times in a row.
Nothing much happens until Birdsong and Branford coming to join them on stage. Birdsong and Promised Land are good for sure, but the 2nd set is some great exploratory music, which after 85-86 was a rarity to this degree. the mid 80's on have got some great time periods for them IMHO, Summer 89 comes out in mind to me, especially the ALpine 89 run. But nothing like this 2nd set, really the Dead at their best regardless of band make-up or the year.
I myself really really did not like Vince's voice or the sound on his plinking keyboard , ruined the total sound.


cheers

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 29, 2009 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

3/29/90 was the very last show that I attended. I still remember sitting in astonished silence during the break after the Bird Song with Marsalis, and knowing that something special was most certainly going to take place during the second set.

In spite of my pure loathing of virtually everything performed after 1977, which Ive certainly shared here enough, I'll have to admit the music during some of the passages here is indeed worthy of being legendary...

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Mar 29, 2009 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

Cliff,

When did your 'pure loathing of virtually everything performed after 1977' begin'? Was it in 78 or was it sometime in the 90's maybe? Did you see most of your shows 77 and before?

What are some of your aversions? Brent, Jerry's voice, drug use, alcohol, Cherry Garcia, speed crazed shows in the early 80's, Garcia Neck Ties, only a few Dark Stars and Stephens and they were nothing like what you love back there in the late 60's early 70's?

Would love to know.

Thanks.

PS. I love this show and can listen to these all-time versions til the cows come home. Bird Song and Eyes are two song I play all the time in my first grade class, as well as my Art of Living Breathing Yoga classes to set a nice mood -- everyone always asks, "Who is this"? Going to give the whole show a ride today!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 29, 2009 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

YEAH, CLIFF!

;)

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Poster: patourkid Date: Mar 29, 2009 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

Thanks for the recommend, I RARELY go past 78 myself but this one is certainly worth listening to again.

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Poster: TrexRanger Date: Mar 29, 2009 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

I just had a visual..... Cliff, '69, and a Horn.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 29, 2009 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

"Myth or Legend" is a good question Strat. I also attended this show, as well as many other highly rated shows from this period. To this day it stands as the best show that I've ever attended. On the other hand, I've never been able to enjoy any of the sources available other than the Eyes from Without a Net. So to answer your question, perhaps it's both a myth and a legend.

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Poster: Lemmy Date: Mar 29, 2009 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

This is a great set of music. 1990 was a shitty time for rock n roll in general but the Dead 25 years on still Rawked out. I do not understand why you would not listen past 77, when there is so much more (life without shakedown street would suck).

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Poster: He Live's Date: Mar 29, 2009 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

good ol' grateful dead!

i don;t need to listen to this era nowadays.... this is around the time of my first shows.... i have shared this here before but, i remember the shit eating grin on my buddy's face in the halls of our high school the next day... "branford marsalis sat in... they played dark star...."

i was going to the show that night (3/30/90) but was utterly deflated and envious of my friends luck -- i knew (even at 16) by that bounce in his step and confident smile as he headed into AP chemistry -- i had missed a good one -- a REAL, REAL GOOD ONE!

-damn, it still hurts a little.

ANSWER:LEGEND

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 29, 2009 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

hall of fame second set. Astonishing is the word I would use.

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Mar 29, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 03-29-1990 myth or legend?

this is an amazing show - long oneof my favourite late era shows.

rarely go past 11/1/90 myself